Buddhism in Balligavi, a Medieval Center of Learning in Karnataka

There was a strong presence of Mahayana / Vajrayana Buddhism in Balligavi, Shimoga Dist, Karnataka during the period from the 10th to 12th Century CE. During that time, in Balligavi, there were renowned centers of learning of five systems including Buddhism. Inscriptions indicate that there was also a tradition of Buddhist Yoginis.

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